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Transcriptional variation of sensory-related genes in natural populations of Aedes albopictus

Gomulski, Ludvik M, Manni, Mosè, Carraretto, Davide, Nolan, Tony ORCID:, Lawson, Daniel, Ribeiro, José M, Malacrida, Anna R and Gasperi, Giuliano (2020) 'Transcriptional variation of sensory-related genes in natural populations of Aedes albopictus'. BMC Genomics, Vol 21, Issue 547.

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The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, is a highly dangerous invasive vector of numerous medically important arboviruses including dengue, chikungunya and Zika. In four decades it has spread from tropical Southeast Asia to many parts of the world in both tropical and temperate climes. The rapid invasion process of this mosquito is supported by its high ecological and genetic plasticity across different life history traits. Our aim was to investigate whether wild populations, both native and adventive, also display transcriptional genetic variability for functions that may impact their biology, behaviour and ability to transmit arboviruses, such as sensory perception.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QU Biochemistry > Genetics > QU 550 Genetic techniques. PCR. Chromosome mapping
QX Parasitology > QX 4 General works
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 525 Aedes
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
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Depositing User: Mel Finley
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2020 15:51
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2020 15:51


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